Monday, January 25, 2010

Ben and Alison at school lunches

We joined Ben for lunch today

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Enchanted rock

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Alison and a frozen margarita

We have just climbed Enchanted rock and are now in Fredricksburg enjoying food and drink... Then retail therapy

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Friday, January 22, 2010

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The pool in January

The boys decided they wanted to try the pool today as the sun is shining and the temperature is 75f... The mad Brits

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Alison watching the pool cleaning

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The oasis

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Alison relaxing

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Enjoying the sun

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Alison having a starbucks

We are waiting for our manicure and pedicure, have time to kill so am enjoying a starbucks with Alison. We are then off to The Iguana for lunch with our pretty nails..

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010


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Alison is arriving

So I am waiting at Houston George bush intercontinental airport for Alison.. She has landed 21 minutes early and her last text said she was in the customs hall... Will post a photo as soon as I see her

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

It worked!!

Now I can take photo's and update my blog from my phone... I am far too excited about this.. You will get many more shorter posts with photos now so hopefully you are kept upto date more often.. The age of technology... I love it

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Able to post from my iPhone

Just testing the system.. Trying to make it easier for me to update you all on what we are upto

Now for a picture as well...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

The house warming

We had a fantastic housewarming with so many guests, old and new neighbours, friends and family..what a great time..and after wards we sat in the spa and relaxed the had been a long day but fun.
My Aunt Fran flew out from UK for the event, she was a real trooper, having landed at 10pm the night before..remember the 6 hour time difference and she was still up and helping first thing in the morning..we started with our first guest at 2.06pm and the last left at around 9.45pm, and 95 people passed through our home...what a wonderful time.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our weather

I know you have had a lot of snow and everyone seems fed up with it..well except the kids out of school they seems to be giving me the impression on Facebook that more snow the better!! but we have had it cold as well...I know it is winter her and December and January are cold..but compared to UK it should be like late September...but no...they had the coldest weather in 14 years and we have had three consecutive nights of below freezing...this is not blood is thinning. Even Alex and Ben are saying it is cold...we have had the heating on so much more than last year..hard to judge if that is all to do with weather or because of the new house as well, it is larger and has many more windows, and also much more shade in the form of trees in out back yard and windows that have a shade that stops direct light...we will see if we need to insulate more if the house is hot in the summer. that means we have a problem, but when summer starts in March and ends in October the heat is a bigger new home, new experiences and waiting for a full year to see the full effects of everything. loving the house though..will get around to posting pictures sometime...going to stop saying soon..:-)

Alex's new kitten

So we gave Alex his own kitten for Christmas..he has called her Rookie..she is a delight, has sharp claws and enjoys being played with, will sleep where she falls, preferably wrapped around someones neck or snuggled into them as close to the skin as she can get..she weighted only 1.5lbs when we took her to the vet, so we are feeding her lots to fatten her up ready for her first shots..

so behind with my blog

I know, I keep promising I will get to the blog, and then something gets in the way...I think Cara's operation is a good excuse, but will try and do better now we are home and starting to fuction again..

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, we did think about all our friends in UK and around the world, I think Christmas is a time to do that naturally, and reflect on those you miss, times gone by and when you are all coming out to contact first..we already have people booked all year so do not just would hate to be sending people to hotels..